restricted access “Everyone Here Knows a Junior”: Blackfoot Children and Their Books

This column focuses on the early stages of my participatory, reader-response research with First Nations youth living on a reserve in Alberta. I am interested in the ways in which young readers reflect on their social, cultural, and place-based identities while reading culturally relevant, local fiction. I focus on the methodological design of my project, which includes reading discussion groups and the creation of place-journals. I reflect on the process of finding suitable research texts.